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Mitie recognised by Top Employers Institute for FM sector prowess across UK plc

Mitie has just become the only UK facilities management (FM) company to be honoured by the Top Employers Institute in 2019. The accreditation of Top Employer, which recognises excellence in people practice, is testament to Mitie’s people-centric approach as a business. The...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards targeted at NHS organisations

Fighting fraud is important for any organisation. In the public sector, there must be confidence that money from taxpayer-funded services isn’t diverted illegally for purposes other than for what it’s originally intended. Minimising the loss from fraud is a hugely...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Inspiration in HR Award signifies “great organisational culture” at Axis Communications

At the recent IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards Ceremony held in central London, the Inspiration in HR Award bestowed on an annual basis by SSR Personnel was won by surveillance specialist Axis Communications. The Inspiration in HR Award recognises the work of Human...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
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Critical Communications: Using Social Media in a Crisis

From terrorist attacks to major cyber breaches, the world suddenly seems to be more dangerous. On top of concerns about the security of employees, IT systems and supply chains comes pressure from investors, clients and regulators to ensure that organisations are ready to act...
Posted On 14 Dec 2018
Mark Harper
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Meeting the Requirements of the GDPR: Going Beyond Digital

Since the European Union’s inception of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, a strong emphasis has been placed on the digital security of organisations. However, should organisations be neglecting the paper-based documents upon which so many departments...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Meet The Security Company: Verifile

This is the fourteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018
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UK companies “failing to equip workforce” with skills necessary for times ahead

Businesses need to invest in – and focus on – the human skills of creativity, leadership and adaptability to better prepare the workforce for the future. A survey of 1,246 business and Human Resources (HR) leaders from 79 countries conducted by PwC finds that 87% of...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
Ashley Lane
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Digital Forensics: Restoring Authority to Human Resources Departments

Where Human Resources (HR) and IT Departments engage in a common cause, the outcomes can be immensely beneficial for the host organisation, and especially so in large organisations and wherever there’s a premium put on the use of sophisticated systems an...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018
Louise McCree
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‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we visit safe and secure. They’re required to remain vigilant and are accountable if a breach should occur. In addition, a number of security staff work long hours...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Cyber security heads risk list for audit chiefs in European Institutes’ joint report

New research findings based on the responses of over 300 chief internal auditors working in organisations across Europe reveal the top risks facing organisations across the private and public sectors in 2019, with cyber security commanding the Number One spot. Cyber security is...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018